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Garden Guy
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Rob Dyrdek
Rob Dyrdek is in town for this weekend's Street League Skateboarding event at Arena located at 9400 W. Maryland Ave. in Glendale.

July 14 - doors 4 p.m., preliminary qualifiers 5 p.m.
July 15 - doors 2:15 p.m., semifinal 3:15 p.m., final (live on ESPN2) 4 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and are still available at and It's the third stop of 2012 season. Twenty-four of the world's top street skateboarders will be competing exclusively for $1.6 million in prize money  in a nationwide tour live on ESPN2
Arizona Humane Society
The animals you saw on our show today will be up for adoption at the Arizona Humane Society. 3TV is a proud partner of Project 121 and will have a telethon next month on 3TV. You can learn more about Project 121 in our Community section or

The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot has three Valley locations:

8260 N. Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

3626 E. Ray Road
Phoenix, AZ 85044

19420 N. 59th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308

The Melting Pot now has a Summer Temperature Promotion. When the temperature hits 112 degrees patrons can enjoy free cheese or chocolate fondue at The Melting Pot the following day. It's valid through Labor Day. For more info go to

Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.

Startup Weekend Chandler, to be held at Gangplank Chandler July 27-29, is 54 hours of intensive business building resulting in a minimal viable product. Anyone who's ever dream of starting a company, monetizing an idea, or simply helping others pursue their business goals are encouraged to attend.

Registration and more information can be found at


DREAM Act | Immigration community forums
Attorney Andrew Shackelford
U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law
(602) 456-2005

FAQ's regarding The Department of Homeland Security's historic immigration announcement:

The Arizona Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association welcomes President Obama's historic announcement and seeks to provide factual information to shed some light on this important action.

1.    In order to be eligible for this program, individuals must:
(a)  Have come to the United States under the age of sixteen;
(b)  Have continuously resided in the United States for at least five years preceding the date of Secretary Napolitano's memorandum (June 15, 2012) and are present in the United States on the date of the memorandum;
(c)  Currently be in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a GED, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
(d) Not be convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety;
(e)  Be under the age of thirty.

2.    This is not amnesty.  Certain young people who qualify will be allowed to remain in the United States through deferred action.  Deferred action simply means that the Department of Homeland Security agrees not to deport them.  It does not give anyone a green card or U.S. citizenship, though they will be allowed to apply for work authorization.

3.    Deferred action is only temporary and will be given for two years at a time.  Deferred action can be renewed.  However, there are risks involved in applying, because there is no guarantee that the policy will not change at a later date and potentially expose individuals to deportation.

4.    The process for requesting deferred action is NOT yet in effect and USCIS will not be accepting applications until a process has been implemented.  ICE will announce a separate process for people who have cases before an immigration judge.  However, they have not announced a process yet. 

5.    Anyone who thinks they are eligible for this program should contact an attorney who specializes in immigration law.  Be cautious of notarios and other advisors seeking payments and who wrongfully claim that they can prepare and file a deferred action application for you at this time.

We will provide additional information as it becomes available from USCIS.  Please do not hesitate to contact us to further discuss this important action.